Love Your Lands

One of the best-known aspects of the St. Johns River Water Management District and its work may be the 737,500 acres of land the district owns throughout its 18-county service area. Purchased in the course of its work to protect and preserve water resources, these lands play a part in the district actively achieving its core missions of water supply, water quality, flood protection and natural systems. In addition, the lands protect plant and wildlife habitat, and provide areas for public recreation and environmental education. We encourage you to visit these individually distinctive properties and see for yourself why they are so special.

Featured land of the month

Why we love district lands

R.H. Davis – Growing up a farm boy, land manager appreciates the land

Maria Zondervan – A mentoring grandfather, summers camping focused land manager on career

Jeremy Olson – Childhood visits to district land helped foster land manager’s future career

Heather Venter – Land manager is a steward of lands for future generations


Land Management Overview
Managing public lands to protect Florida’s water
Prescribed fire: A versatile land management tool
Wildlife and the District
Red-cockaded woodpecker banding at the Hal Scott Preserve and Park
Statewide scrub jay survey
Hunting on district lands

What you’ve said about district lands

Google my business review for Bayard Conservation Area
Google my business review for Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park
Google My Business review for Lake Apopka North Shore